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Teneriffe Butterfly Pine Needle Basket


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This is a small lidded basket with a teneriffe-woven butterfly motif for the center of its lid. The lid fits inside of the top rim of the basket base, creating a flat top appearance to further enhance focus on the butterfly element. Made of coiled natural longleaf pine needles (Pinus palustris) and stitched with three shades of blue waxed Brazilian Linhasita thread. Radiating ti stitches in the lid create a gradient effect, and the base consists of solid wraps, simple, diamond, and reverse ti stitches—the combination of which is named the Carlson Combo. The teneriffe butterfly weaving is created on a 2-inch metal ring covered with the double buttonhole stitch.

5.25″ diameter, 2.25″ deep
(13.3 cm diameter, 5.7 cm deep)

1 in stock

SKU: 71-23 Categories: , ,

Care & Specs

Pine needle creations are gifts from nature, coiled with bundles of pine needles harvested after they’ve naturally fallen to the ground, and hand stitched with various waxed cords or threads. Many pine needle creations take more than forty hours to craft—truly labors of love that I hope may be enjoyed by others for many years to come. ~NMc

Care Recommendations:

  • Avoid fully immersing in water. Subsequent drying and contraction of water-soaked and swelled needles may loosen stitches.
  • Avoid direct sunlight: it could potentially damage organic materials or unevenly fade dyed elements used in your basket.
  • Gently remove dust with a soft paintbrush, or use a can of compressed air. Lightly wipe baskets with a damp cloth using cold water (without fully immersing in water).
  • Do not place in a microwave oven: metal parts may have been used in construction, and threads are coated with wax—it’s non-toxic, yet, could melt when exposed to heat.
  • Baskets are food safe, but to ensure ease of cleaning and their longevity, it is advisable to keep food separated from basket interiors with a cloth napkin or similar protection.